Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Things I want Daye to know

It's been a sweet reminder to me that as I speak the Truth over Daye, God is also speaking it to me . . . 
I pray she hears His Love for her, believes it, receives it and chooses to walk in it.

. . . and I now have a greater understanding that this is His Desire for me too. 

So thankful

Here are some simple (and may seem silly) things we sing or read throughout the day that I have begun to realize have a magnitude of meaning:

1. "Jesus loves me . . . the Bible tells me so." 
(John 15: 9-17)

2. "I guess it's better to be who you are. Turns out people like you best that way, anyway." 
(Matthew 5:13)

3. "God loves you as much as pancakes are fluffy and maple syrup is sticky sweet and butter is golden and melty." 
(Colossians 3:12)

4. ". . . down came the rain . . . out came the sun" 
(John 16:33) 

5. "He's got the whole world in His Hands" 
(Isaiah 40; Romans 8:31)

6. "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world." 
(1 John 3:1-2)

7. ". . . what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was stinky face?" 
"Then I would give you a bath and sprinkle you with sweet-smelling powder. And if you still smelled bad, I wouldn't mind, and I would hug you tight and whisper in your ear, 'I love you Stinky Face."
(Ephesians 1: 5-7)

8. "Yes, from head to toe tip, you're truly original, a creation-in-progress, a distinct individual. Look the world over, and you'll never find a duplicate of you-ness that's your one-of-a-kind."
(Psalm 139: 13-16)

9. I love you right up to the moon - and back." 
(Romans 8:38-39)

1. Song - Jesus Loves Me
2. Big Bird - Sesame Street
3. That's How Much God Loves You by Chris Shea
4. Song - The Itsy Bitsy Spider
5. Song - He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
6. Song - Jesus Loves the Little Children
7. I Love you Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
8. Hooray for You by Marianne Richmond
9. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney


  1. I hope you remind her to not miss her curfew! Probably time for me to remind her in another letter! Love yall

  2. speak that truth girl...words are so very powerful and you have a gift of speaking life through them. love you sal!

  3. Amazing, Sally. I love this. You are such a wonderful momma to that sweet baby girl.

  4. Such a wonderful thing to give to her. Verbal confirmation of how valuable she is to you and her Savior. I as thinking of printing out all my blogs I've written about the kids/ and or all each year and make a book for them. I think you could do this too, especially of her first year with you guys!

  5. Sally, I love this post! What a blessing Daye has in you and Taylor! I read "Hooray for You" on the last day of school every year and it makes me cry- love that book.